Tuesday, June 23, 2015

review || HARD TO LET GO { excerpt tour }

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye's 
HARD TO LET GO is the 4th novel in Laura's Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Romance! It is being released on June 30, 2015!! 

Hard to Let Go - cover

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye

Publisher: Avon (6/29/2015)
Series: Hard Ink, book 4
Genre: Military Romance
Source: InkSlinger PR
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Rating: ★1/2

Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. 

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs. 

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.

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about Laura Kaye || Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.   


{ series trailer } .

{ excerpt } .   
Time slowed and Kat’s heart raced as Beckett slowly leaned in.

By the time her mind shoved through the haze of surprise and lust to react, his lips were brushing hers. 

Just a brush of skin on skin, amazingly soft and tentative. So surprising given his size.

The world froze for a long moment, but then that little bit of contact set off a flash fire in Kat’s blood. And apparently Beckett’s, too.

Because the kiss turned instantly and blisteringly devouring. On a groan, his tongue invaded her mouth, and she sucked him in deep. Their hands pulled one another closer and their bodies collided. Their height differentiation was so great that Kat had to push onto her tiptoes and Beckett had to lean way down. Kat wasn’t sure if she pulled herself up or Beckett lifted her, but the next thing she knew her legs were wrapped around his hips and his hands gripped her ass.

They stumbled into her room and Beckett kicked the door shut behind them. Kat moaned as her back came up against the wall and his erection ground against her core.

With his tongue in her mouth and his hands roaming her body and his hips pressing maddeningly against the center of her need, Kat was possibly more overwhelmed than she’d ever been in her life. Beckett Murda was all she felt, saw, smelled, tasted. Her mind was on a repeating track of Wait … wait … omigod … what’s happening? But her body had totally left the station. 

Whatever small part of her wanted to pull back or slow down gave way to the more urgent need to let go. Let go of worrying about Cole. Let go of the fear she felt for her brothers. Let go of the horrible images she carried in her mind of the Hard Ink roof collapsing and Jeremy going down with it, which was the scariest thing she’d ever seen.

Not to mention the conversation she needed to have, the one that would force her to break confidentialities and put her job at risk.

So she did. Kat let it all go in favor of letting Beckett pull her under the waves with him.

She plowed her fingers into his hair, which was just long enough to grip and tug, and squeezed her legs around his hips, bringing them closer. Creating more of that delicious friction. He groaned low in his throat, and the sound reverberated into her belly, causing her to grind her hips forward against him.

Wait … wait … wait … turned into want … want … want …

“Jesus, want you, too,” he growled. He kissed and licked at her jaw, her ear, her neck.

“Beckett,” she rasped as he trailed little bites down the side of her throat. She bowed off the wall, thrusting against him. And, God, he was deliciously hard and thick between her legs. 

Suddenly, she wanted to know: Just. How. Thick.

{ review } .
I have been so impatient to finally watch Beckett fall.

Ok, so maybe 'finally' is the wrong term to use when the entire span of the series takes place over just a week or so (which you get reminded of again and again in references to past books, being 'last week'), but surely you get what I mean.

Beckett's quiet. No, not like Easy quiet, but he's pretty quiet. He spoke, sure, throughout the series, but you always could see and feel the guilt in him, especially when it came to his best friend, Marz, and his injury. Now, we get to see a little bit more of his story.

Ever since Nick and Jeremy's sister came to help out, Beckett's been eyeing the girl. He finds Kat attractive, sure, but more than that, he's simply drawn to her. But he can't do anything about it -- one, she's Nick's sister, but two, he has nothing to offer her.

Kat came to help her brothers because it was the right thing to do. She has ideas on how to help with the problems their facing, but it involves possibly tainting her name -- something her brothers don't want for her. She's a lawyer who pushes for wrongs to be righted and has made a name of herself, she doesn't need to be dragged into their mess. Kat, though, has a way of getting what she wants and she wants to help... so she does.

I loved the pairing of Beckett and Kat. They fought their attraction tooth and nail, and when they finally got together, they swore it would be a one time thing; don't tell Nick. The thing is, the heart wants what it wants, and both of their hearts recognized the other before either of them decided to do anything about it.

I'm super sad to see this series ending, but I have to say -- it ends on such a great note. Everything is tied up nicely and your heart just ends up... happy. Everything that these men have worked hard for... I enjoyed it. Thank you, Laura, for bringing this world to us. 

{ previous reviews in series } .
* note: I have read every book in this series aside from 
Jeremy and Charlie's book (HARD TO BE GOOD). 
I have every intention to review them, but it may take some time... 
HARD AS YOU CAN is probably my favorite :)
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